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On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Willing and Mr. Wilkins be added to the committce appointed the twenty-fourth of last month, on the claim of Richard Peters, Esquire, to certain city lots, and that the said committee be instructed to consult Judge Shippen relative to the said claim.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, December 2nd, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Benjamin Elliott,
Amos Gregg,

James Martin,
Richard Willing, Nathaniel Breading, } Esquires.
Henry Taylor, Zebulun Potts, and i

William Findley, John Wilkins, s
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt :

In favor of Charles Biddle, Esquire, for the sum of one hun. dred pounds, for contingent expences, for which sum be is to be accountable.

In favor of Francis Bailey, for the sum of sixty-two pounds one shilling and four pence, being the amount of his account for printing work done for Council from the tenth day of November, 1789, until the thirtieth of October, 1790, inclusively, and for newspapers furnished for the use of Council from the first of January, 1789, untill the present time, according to the Comptroller and Register General's reports of the first instant.

Council taking into consideration the opinion of Judge Shippen on the claim of Richard Peters, Esquire, to certain city lots in right of Adrian Vroesen's original purchase of land from William Penn, Esgr.,

Resolved, That Richard Peters, Esquire, and the officers of the Land offices be requested to attend Council on Saturday next, at ten o'clock, in order to ascertain what lot or lots Mr. Peters was entituled to at the time of exhibiting his claim.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, December 3rd, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, James Martin, 2
Amos Gregg,

Benjamin Elliott,
Richard Willing, Zebulun Potts,
William Findley, John Wilkins, and

| | Esq'rs.
Henry Taylor, Lord Butler,

Nathaniel Breading, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Richard Willing, Esquire, for the sum of seventy-five pounds, being the amount of his account for one hundred days attendance in Council, between the sixth day of August and the second day of December, 1790, the last day included.

The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt:

Of William Bradford the elder, for public monies received and expended by him as chairman of the State Navy Board; between the twenty-sixth of February and the second of September, 1778, by which it appears that the sum of three hundred and fifty.five pounds ten shillings and two pence, specic, is due to the said William Bradford.

Of the said William Bradford, for monies paid for repairing arms and the expences of drummers and fifers, &ca., for his company of Philadelphia Associators, betwen the twenty-sixth day of May, 1775, and June the twenty-fifth, 1775, by which it appears that the sum of one hundred and seven pounds pineteen sbillings and three pence, is due to the said William Bradford, upon the said account.

Of the said William Bradford, for printing work done for the Trustees of the General Loan office of the late Province of Pennsylvania, between the fourteenth of August, 1760, and the twelfth of April, 1761, amounting to three pounds fifteen shillings.

A return of the General election of Sheriffs and Coroners, held in the county of Huntingdon, was received and read, by which it appears that John Patton and Alexander Ramsey, were duly elected Sheriff, and William Engeart and Lodowick Sell, Coroners of the said county; whereupon, it was

Resolved, That John Patton be appointed and commissionated Sheriff, and William Engeart, Coroner, of the said county.

It being represented to Council that John Patton, Esquire, Sheriff, and William Enyeart; Coroner of the county of Huntington, are prevented from attending in Philadelphia to enter into recognizance, and to give bonds with sureties, as the act of Assembly of the fifth day of March directs; thereupon,

Resolved, That a commission under the great seal be issued to Robert Galbraith and Andrew Henderson, Esquire, of the said county, authorising them to take from the said Sheriff and Coroner, the said recognizances and bonds in the manner prescribed in and by the said act of Assembly, and that the said commissioners make a report to Council of their proceedings in the premises.

On motion of Doctor Gregg, seconded by Doctor Wilkins, it was

Resolved, That Tuesday next be assigned for the further consideration of the motion which was made on the

day of last, for a general pardon of persons who have been attainted of high treason.

Upon farther consideration of the petition of William Rosell, now confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia for larceny, praying that Council would be pleased to remit the fine and the punishment of three years hard labour, to which he hath been sentenced by the Mayor's Court for the said offence, and a committee of Council who are appointed to enquire into the situation and character of the prisoner, having reported from the information of Mr. Reynolds, that since his confinement he has behaved himself well, and been useful in discovering to the jailor a conspi. racy among some of the prisoners for breaking the jail and escapeing, it was

Resolved, To pardon the said William Rosell, on condition of his leaving the State immediately not to return.

John Williams and John Canan, Esquires, were offered and accepted as sureties for John Patton, Esquire, Sheriff of the county of Huntingdon, and Benjamin Elliot and Joseph Norris, for Wil. liam Engeart, Coroner, of the said county.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, December 4th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles,

James Martin,
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,
Richard Willing, Benjamin Elliott, į
William Findley,

ŞEsquires.

John Wilkins,
Henry Taylor,

Lord Butler,
Nathaniel Breading,
The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the follow-
ing accounts were read and approved, vizt: .

Of Captain Peter Smith, for militia services in warning his company to attend musters in 1783, 1784 and 1785, fourteen days, at ten shillings p'r day, amounting to seven pounds.

Of Patrick Cavenough, for the depreciation of his pay as a private soldier in tbe Pennsylvania line of the late Continental army, from January, 1777, to July, 1780, amounting to one hundred and seven pounds ten shillings.

Of Colonel David Jenkins, late of the tenth battalion of the militia of Lancaster county, for his services in 1777, 1778, and 1779, in taking an account of male white inhabitants, and classing the said battalion, also executing the orders of Bartram Galbraith, Lieutenant of said county, from time to time, amounting to fourteen pounds ten shillings and six pence.

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick Sneider, for the sum of fifteen pounds, in full of his account for his wages as Doorkeeper to Council, for the month of November, 1790.

Agreeably to the resolve of the second instant, Richard Pcters, Esquire, and the officers of the Land office attended, when Council proceeded to the further consideration of the petition of Richard Peters, Esquire, for an equivalant in value for city lots claimed up. der Adrian Vroesen's original purchase of 5000 acres of land from William Penn, Esquire, and it appearing to the satisfaction of this Board, that on the fifth day of July, Anno Domini, 1781, the said Richard Peters exhibited his claim to the said lots together with the deeds and papers in support thereof, and Council having by their resolution of the first day of July, 1788, admitted and allowed his said claim.

Resolved, That the claim of the said Richard Peters, Esquire, to an equivalent in value for the lot originally falling on High or Market street, be and the same his hereby allowed and confirmed.

And it further appearing to Council, that on the said fifth day of July, 1781, when the said petition was exbibited, certain ground situate on the north side of Market or High street, between eighth and ninth from the river Delaware, in the said city, being in breadth on the said High or Market strect, one hundred and thirtytwo feet, and in length or depth three hundred and six feet, which ground hath since been sold by the Commonwealth to Alex. ander Qurrier, William Ilunter, Isaac Melcher, David Kennedy, John Davidson and John Steinmetz, was vacant.

Resolved, That a writ be framed and issued by the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, (in which the lot and premises last men. tioned shall be particularly 'described, directed to the Sheriff of the county of Philadelphia, commanding him to summon a Jury of twelve good and lawfull men, who being sworn or affirmed shall proceed to assign to the said Richard Peters, Esquire, so much of the unappropriated lots within the city of Philadelphia, as shall in their judgment, (having due regard to quantity and quality,) be equal in value to the said last mentioned lot

Resolved, 'That the farther consideration of the claim of Richard Peters, Esquire, for an equivalent for a lot originally falling on Front street, be postponed until Wednesday next.

The Council met.

PuilaDELPHIA, Monday, Dec'r 6, 1790.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Benjamin Elliott,
Richard Willing, Lord Butler,
Amos Gregg, Nathaniel Breading, Į Esquires.
!enry Taylor, Zebulun Potts, &

James Martin, John Wilkins, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of Captain John Rubinson, for the pay of his company of Berks county militia for the month of October, 1781, amounting to £252 8 8, was read and approved.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, December 7th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Benjamin Elliott,
Amos Gregg,

Lord Butler,
Richard Willing, Nathaniel Breading, Esquires.
Henry Taylor, Zebulun Potts, and

James Martin, Jobn Wilkins, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James Chev. alier, for the sum of £36 15 3, being in full of bis account for one quarter's salary as Clerk in the office of the Register General from the 7th of September last, until the sixth of the present month, according to the Comptroller and Register General's reports of this day.

In conformity with the act of General Assembly, passed the 5th day of March last, entitled “An Act relating to the securities to be given by Sheriffs and curoners," Nathan Scolfield, Coroner of the county of Chester, and Joseph Lorentz, Coroner of the county of Northumberland, appeared before Council and entered into recog. nizances for the faithful performance of their respective offices according to law, in the following sum-, ibat is to say : Nathan Scol. field, in the sum of one thousand pounds, and Joseph Lorentz, in the sum of five hundred pounds, and the following named gentlemen were offered and accepted as their sureties : for Nathau Scol. field, Joseph Moore and Jolin Davis and for Joseph Lorentz, Chris. tian Gettig and Francis Roth.

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